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NORTH COAST - With the amount of wildfires, local agencies on the north coast are providing support to CAL FIRE.

The Arcata Fire District has had three personnel assisting in Bridgeville since Thursday night. Officials from the district say it is unknown when those firefighters will return. As for Humboldt Bay Fire, seven personnel are providing backfield coverage. One fire engine is...

Post date: Sat, 08/01/2015 - 19:04

NORTH COAST- The Mad River Complex, four separate clusters of fires in the Buck Mountain and Ruth Lake areas, continues to burn. 

CAL FIRE officials say at least 17 homes have been damaged and two of them destroyed the Ruth Lake area so far.  In addition, two vehicles have been destroyed.  There are no reported injuries.  Six Rivers National Forest officials confirm 200 more fire...

Post date: Sat, 08/01/2015 - 18:38

NORTH COAST - Citizens are seeing surprising effects on the north coast as a result of the growing wildfires. Residents have seen everything from smoke to ash falling from the sky. This is raising air quality concerns.

All resulting from wildfires; first it was a widespread haze seen on the north coast just two days ago, Friday night, unusual skies.

“Well the sky was a really...

Post date: Sat, 08/01/2015 - 18:29

Recent dry lightning strikes have caused numerous small fires in the Six Rivers and Shasta-Trinity National Forest as well as State Responsibility Areas. Residents in Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity Counties may see some smoke associated with wildfires. The amount of smoke in your area will depend on weather and fire activity.

Post date: Sat, 08/01/2015 - 13:58

Active lightning strikes over the last two days on the Six Rivers National Forest have resulted in multiple fires on all of the forest’s districts—from north to south, the Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River National Recreation Area, Orleans Ranger District, Lower Trinity Ranger District and the Mad River Ranger District.

Post date: Sat, 08/01/2015 - 12:48

MCKINLEYVILLE - Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay is saying goodbye to one of their own.

After twelve years at the McKinleyville base, a civilian employee, Paul Hofbauer is retiring.

Hofbauer entered active military service in 1978 as a boatswains mate. During his career, he was named sailor of the year, re-wrote coast guard policy on swimming training.

He retired in 2003....

Post date: Fri, 07/31/2015 - 23:36

KLAMATH - The Yurok Tribe will be upgrading its casino operations thanks to an agreement with Del Norte County and the State of California.

The agreement paves the way for the tribe to operate up to ninety-nine class three machines which are the preferred gaming device by patrons. Currently they operate class two machines. Officials with the tribe say they are thankful. The new...

Post date: Fri, 07/31/2015 - 20:34

FORTUNA- More than 1,500 lbs. of garbage by the Eel River were collected today in part thanks to Measure Z funding.  River Life Foundation volunteers say Friday's cleanup was rewarding.

The River Life Foundation has collected more than 140,000 lbs. of trash from the Eel River Valley over the last seven years. 

"It's just our environment and our waters and I've got kids and just...

Post date: Fri, 07/31/2015 - 18:54